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Paxes House, Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford

Description: Paxes House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 281709

OS Grid Reference: TM1271966216
OS Grid Coordinates: 612719, 266216
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2530, 1.1151

Locality: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5PN

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
- Paxes House

-- II
Former farmhouse, the left room latterly used as a shop. First half of C16:
the left cell is the earlier but is much altered, the remainder was remodelled
in early C17 when the stack was inserted. Renovated 1980's. Timber framed
and rendered, thatched roof. 3 cells. 2 storeys. 3 windows, small-paned 3-
light casements, the upper windows old, those on the ground floor replaced
1980's. Lobby entry: gabled porch with battened plank door. Stack has plain
axial shaft of narrow brick. Interior. Main phase comprised hall and service
end: partly exposed heavy studding with arched corner braces. Blocked cross-
entry doorways, that at the front formerly with an arched head. Hall bridging
beam has large chamfer without stops; the joists are concealed. Evidence for
possible smoke hood at upper end of hall: smoke-blackened timbers, additional
tie beam, now removed. Stack inserted into lower bay of hall; at same time
the service end was given a new ceiling of regular plain joists set flat and
turned into a parlour. Open fireplaces on ground floor, one under repair at
time of survey. C19 newel stair. Left cell has much replacement studding;
evidence for diamond-mullioned gable end window on ground floor. Plain
ceiling joists with trimming for ladder stair. Roof over hall of irregular

Listing NGR: TM1271966216

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Source: English Heritage

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